A few years ago, when I was a food editor at Saveur magazine, the staff received a box from a magical place in California called Frog Hollow Farm. It wasn’t unsual for the office to receive food packages, practically every day a different parcel would arrive containing some kind of edible item: from fleur de sel caramels made by monks in Oregon, to aritsanal hot sauce bottled by a cajun family in Louisiana. Every item would be sampled (what can I say, it was our job to eat), and some things were far better than others (sorry gluten-free cookies from Chicago). But I think the best thing we ever got was from Frog Hollow Farm…
Inside that box were the juiciest, sweetest, most succulent peaches I’d ever tasted. Each person was alloted one beautiful, perfect, fuzzy peach, and while I wiped the nectar from my chin I think I almost cried when I realized I couldn’t eat another.
But luckily I can order my very own box of peaches every summer, and so can you.
If you’re lucky enough to live in the Brentwood area you can do a CSA with Frog Hollow, but for the rest of us, Frog Hollow has a wonderful mail order business, with deliveries (once they’re in season) of organic, hand picked, tree-ripened cherries (these are available right now), several varieties of peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, and more.
We just received our cherry delivery and now we are awaiting our wonderful peaches.
The only question is: when they arrive will we just eat them as is, or turn them into a crumble/pie/ice cream…
I’ll let you know.